Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sweet Moments Within Chaos

I'm not very proud of the way I've been acting lately... I'm tired and frustrated, and I tend to take it out on the girls and Kaylon. It's so hard to relearn how to manage my time- and the girls have learned that they can do whatever they want when I'm feeding the baby, which tests the limits of my patience. It makes the days long, to say the least.

So yesterday I was rocking Moira while the other two were down for nap/quiet time. She was upset, so I tried singing to her. I was touched that she started to quiet down and close her eyes after only one song. It was really a beautiful moment- I even got tears in my eyes. It only got sweeter when Grace came into the room after quiet time and exclaimed, "Mommy, I heard you singing to Moira during quiet time, and it was Beautiful!"

I'm gonna try to be nicer to my family :)


Trish Olsen said...

hey, Dont give up. Its hard when you are so frustrated, I cant say i know how you feel but just dont give up. It onyl gets easier with them, you know that you have 2 othre kids :)

Mrs Abbott said...

I know how you feel! Ahhhh, so sweet! Heavenly Father does love us and gives us tender mercies daily. When can I take your cute girls off your hands and let them play here? Let me know!

Debbie's said...

aw... Incredible how those little monsters can earn their keep with just one sweet comment at the right time- it erases all the chaos they wreaked that day.. or at least eases it ;)
I try to tell myself I'll be wishing for "this kind of stress" when my kids are teenagers.

manda carol said...

I think we all struggle with this. I have a hard time reconciling the kind of mom I know I should be with the mom that I am. I think this story is just an example of the wonderful mommy you are. It'll get better as y'all get into a routine. (hugs) Manda